Mentor: Liou Y. Sun, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, The University of Alabama at Birmingham. sunlab@uab.edu 

Background: The Department of Biology of the University of Alabama at Birmingham is homeBackground: The Department of Biology of the University of Alabama at Birmingham is hometo a nexus of investigators focused on the basic biology of aging and age-related pathologiesusing mouse models. It is also home to one of six NIH-supported Nathan Shock Centers ofExcellence in the Basic Biology of Aging. UAB is consistently rated as one of the finestuniversities in the country for postdoctoral studies. Find more information about these facultymembers and their research interests through the links listed below.

Job description and qualifications: Several postdoctoral positions are available to highlyJob description and qualifications: Several postdoctoral positions are available to highlymotivated candidates interested in investigating various aspect of aging in mice. Successfulcandidates will have passionate interest in and appropriate skills for specific projects in thelaboratories of the individuals below. Candidates should have a Ph.D. and/or M.D. in anappropriate field. Formal training in aging biology is not required, but would be advantageous. Also advantageous but not required would be eligibility to serve on NIH training grants.

Application procedure: Interested applicants should apply directly to the potential mentorslisted below. Please submit:
1) a cover letter detailing research experience and their specific interest in the researchprogram of the mentor;
2) a curriculum vitae;
3) a list of three references and their contact information (email address, phone number,departmental address)

Mentors:
Dr. Liou Y. Sun (endocrine mechanisms and nutritional effects on aging and age-relateddiseases. Strong molecular biology skills and mouse experience required. Experience withMicrobiome or epigenetics experiments is a big plus)
.https://www.uab.edu/cas/biology/people/faculty/liou-y-sun
Please submit applications to sunlab@uab.edu

About the University:

UAB is committed to the development and success of outstanding postdoctoral scientists. The Office of Postdoctoral Education (OPE) at UAB provides mentoring and career guidance. Competitive postdoc awards are available including internships, grant incentives, funds to enhance education and collaboration outside UAB. The NCI-designated UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center is one of the nation's leading cancer research and treatment centers. There is access to several outstanding interdisciplinary programs and core facilities. The Birmingham area provides a metropolitan lifestyle, excellent schools, comfortable climate, and low cost of living.

UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of, race, national origin, age, genetic or family medical history, gender, faith, gender identity, and expression as well as sexual orientation. UAB also encourages applications from individuals with disabilities and veterans.

For more information on Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action at UAB, visit the UAB Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion or call (205) 934-8762. Or contact the office at 701 20th Street South, AB 336, Birmingham, AL 35294-0103.

About our Postdoc office:

UAB is committed to the development and success of outstanding postdoctoral scientists. Here at UAB, nearly 300 postdoctoral fellows are training currently in a variety of disciplines, including dentistry, engineering, health professions, medicine, natural sciences and mathematics, public health, optometry, and social and behavioral sciences. Competitive postdoc awards are available including internships, grant incentives, funds to enhance education and collaboration outside UAB, and teaching opportunities at local universities. There is also a Postdoc Research Day with monetary awards. The OPE strongly encourages UAB research mentors to follow the National Research Service Award stipend level guidelines, and postdoctoral scholars qualify for health, life, and other insurances. They may also have the right to participate in the university’s 403(b) program and enjoy vacation, sick leave, maternity/paternity leave, and other benefits.